Odisha Public Health Director Cautions People Against Complacency

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Bhubaneswar: The State Director of Public Health Bijay Mohapatra cautioned people against complacency amid the ongoing pandemic and vaccination drive.

“The vaccine protects us from the most severe illness and death from Covid-19, but one can still catch the virus and transmit it to others,” said Mohapatra.“We have not received any such guidelines from the Centre to allow fully vaccinated people to move around in crowded places. If at all we take any decision to ease movement norms, the State government will consider all the aspects including the number people fully covered under the vaccination programme,” Mohapatra said.

He said the State Health Department is undertaking Sero Surveys in various districts.

He also said that the Health Department was unable to complete the audit of the death cases in the thick of the pandemic.

 

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